Born in Pittsburgh, PA on Feb. 4, 1905, Estelle Kaiser studied at the Carnegie Institute and earned a master's degree at the University of Pittsburgh. During 1927-28 she studied jewelry and drawing at the Long Island estate of Louis Comfort Tiffany.
By the mid-1930s she had moved to San Diego. Later she taught printmaking at San Jose State University where one of her pupils was Wayne Thiebaud. She then taught art in the Sacramento public schools for many years.
She died in Sacramento on Jan. 21, 1998.
Boston Society of Arts & Crafts
Spanish Village Art Center
Los Sureños Art Center (San Diego)
Kingsley Art Club (Sacramento)
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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